Fabio Girelli-Carasi



CONJUGATIONS:     -ARE   VERBS

All REGULAR verbs that end with -ARE  follow the same pattern.

PRESENT TENSE OF AMARE 

 

Io        am-o  (I love)

Tu      am-i

Lui     am-a

Noi    am-iamo

Voi    am-ate

Loro am-ano

 

AMARE:

  • The STEM of AMARE is   AM-  it is invariable, it never changes
     

  • -ARE is the suffix of the INFINITIVE FORM: AMARE = TO LOVE

"Infinitive form" simply gives you the MEANING of the  verb. It doesn't say who performed the action, when and how.

EXAMPLE

TO LOVE
  (infinitive form)   simply gives you the idea.  

I LOVE
 tells you WHO ( the subject) and WHEN (the tense, time)

 

The same pattern applies to USARE
 

Io       
Tu     
Lui    
Noi   
Voi   
Loro
us-o  (I use)
us-i
us-a
us-iamo
us-ate
us-ano

 

NOTICE:

  • THE STEM OF THE VERB DOES NOT CHANGE.
     

  • Each subject  has a specific SUFFIX.
     

  • The same suffixes is used for all the -ARE verbs.

 

Use this table to practice with WORDREFERENCE

 

  present tense, io.... translation

AMARE

Arrivare
ascoltare
aspettare
Ballare 
camminare
cantare
comprare
cucinare
Dimenticare
guardare
Guidare
Imparare
Incontrare
lavorare
mangiare
nuotare
parlare
studiare
viaggiare
visitare
USARE

 

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PHONETIC CHANGES

PAGARE
       
Io       
Tu     
Lui    
Noi   
Voi   
Loro
PAG  -            O
PAG  - H -       I
PAG  -             A
PAG  - H -       IAMO
PAG  -             ATE
PAG  -             ANO 

 

CERCARE
       
Io       
Tu     
Lui    
Noi   
Voi   
Loro
CERC  -            O
CERC  - H -       I
CERC  -             A
CERC  - H -       IAMO
CERC  -             ATE
CERC  -             ANO